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Old 03-31-2008, 07:57 AM
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Does anyone know when GP released the Patriot 40? I'm trying to figure out how old my airplane is.
A buddy of mine purchased a Patriot from TH soon after they were released ( '92 or '93 ? ) and brought it to me to build. Soon after, he decided he didnt want it so I kept and finished it and have been flying it every since. Best 69.99 he ever spent
I think I will re-cover it after this season. Surely I can be a litttle more creative this time. I installed a bubbleless tank in her last season. Man those are the best things since APC props.
I attached an old photo. Its the only one I have .

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Old 03-31-2008, 09:09 PM
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I dont have tower cataloges that old it is in my 96 and 99 cats droppped in 2000, 96 also had ARF version @229.99
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:40 PM
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My catalog says 1992
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:46 PM
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That sounds about right. What an awesome airframe!
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:20 AM
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'92 sounds about right. Thanks for the info.
Yes it is an awesome airframe. Tough, reliable, great slow speed characteristics, good looks and fairly fast.
I was given a one recently that was partialy completed. The fuse looks fine but the mains are butchered. the right main is an inch forward of the left main. I dont know how one could screw that up. I think I will try to fix that and complete the plane. I need a home for a YS45RE.
BTW, a question. The patriot given to me was covered in the std t-bird scheme. The covering is not coming off cleanly. Small slivers of monokote are remaining all over the airframe. What is the best way to completely remove the monokote for recovering?

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Old 04-01-2008, 12:40 PM
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Use your heat gun to soften the covering as you peel it off.

Edit: oops...I guess it's too late for that little tidbit of advice, huh? sorry...

You have a lot of "fun" ahead of you now...
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Yeah, I should have ask earlier[]

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